Is Thanksgiving disrespectful to Native Americans? | The Tylt
Thanksgiving commemorates early European colonizers and Native Americans coming together to break bread—at least, that's the story most of us learned in school. Americans want to celebrate the spirit of cooperation between the pilgrims and the local tribes, but others say Thanksgiving ignores the displacement and genocide Native Americans suffered. Is the holiday intrinsically disrespectful to Native Americans and dishonest about American history? Read more and vote below!
Is Thanksgiving disrespectful to Native Americans?
Some of us celebrate thanksgiving just to be thankful, not bc of the history behind it.— Ash Kardash 💞 (@Ashley_Diorr) November 8, 2016
Today, i told my daughter the story of Thanksgiving and why I don't celebrate. I apologize to her friends parents in advance.— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) November 16, 2016
An easy but meaningful way to make a difference this season? Invite someone new to our country to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with you.— Catherine McNiel (@CatherineMcNiel) November 17, 2016
We wonder why Americans think the way the do about refugees, and then I see kids dressed as "Indians" for Thanksgiving and know why.— Laura Scholz (@LauraScholz) November 19, 2015